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Family Programs

The Institute will present three FREE Family Open House Programs during the year.  These highlight a few of the many fields of scientific study and exploration that have been a part of the Wagner's curriculum for the past 160 years.  Presentations are given in the historic lecture hall with scavenger hunts, crafts, and other activities taking place in the museum.


These family programs are appropriate for ages 6 - 12 but are enjoyed by older children, teenagers, and adults alike.



The Institute is open from 12 - 4 PM on these days.  

The collection may be viewed without attending the program. 





Concurrent Streams

Part of the Delaware River Festival

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about water quality and how to find macroinvertebrates in your neighborhood streams and creeks. View historic glass images of the Delaware River. Engage with lab scientists as you learn about the impact of erosion and run-off on the the river ecosystem. Explore the biodiversity of the river ecosystem through historic museum collections and specimens. This event will be streamed live over Zoom and Facebook.

We will be streaming from the following locations:

Cobbs Creek

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

Fairmount Waterworks

St. Joseph's University

Wagner Free Institute of Science

For the zoom link, register here.

Watch live on Delaware River Festival's Facebook Page.